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edition of abc 7 >>> the ports of los angeles and long beach open again. stringing clerical workers reached an agreement last night with the port's 14 shipping lines ending a walk coy in lost trades. the clerk as agreed on a pact providing protection from joby& outsourcing and layoffs. the ports handle 44% of the shipping container traffic. >> economists say prop 30, tax hike approved by voters may slow growth but will not derail recovery. the forecast says jobs will be added more slowly and the state wide jobless rate will improve less quickly. economy yiflts believe personal income won't be as robust as predicted. prop 30 boosts sales taxes a quarter cent and retroactively raises income taxes for the wealthy. >> jazz fans mourning the passing of dave brubeck. brubeck attained pop star acclaim with his album timeout, the first ever million selling kÑÑ0gó;vtv it included classic hit "take five" which you just heard. he was famous for playing in black jazz clubs during the height of segregation. dave brubeck died in connecticut one day short of his 92 birthday. >> with a a gift t
on the table between the port of oakland and 81 workers and will vote on the contract this wednesday. this agreement comes just as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers there are in their seventh day of a strike. dock workers honoring the pickets lines and shifts are stalled or diverted to other ports such as oakland. >> coming up next. baby announcement heard around the world. prince william and his wife kate are expecting. but kate is in the hospital. why it can't be called just morning sicknesses either. >> northern california magician set on fire on television. ways it a prank or something else? >> as you have heard here rain on the way again. 7 news has leif look at doppler [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has t
at the port of long beach and los angeles will go back to their jobs this morning follow allege eight-day strike. they reached a deal last night. the los angeles mayor took part in the negotiations yesterday with federal mediators only a small number of clerical workers had been on strike with thousands of others refusing to cross the picket line. the strike had been a boost to the port oefbg land as deliveries were re-- oakland as deliveries were recruited. >>> happy birthday caldecott tunnel today is the 75th anniversary of the tunnel. the original two bores cost 4 1/2 million dollars and took three years to build they replaced 1903 tunnel prone to closing during floods and mudslides. >>> you drove across it this morning. doesn't look a day over 74. >> no it looks surprisingly good. a little facelift work maybe. >>> traffic and weather coming up. well talk -- [ inaudible ] >>> live doppler light to moderate rain from concord to bay point through 24 to oakland across the bay bridge to san francisco and the bigger batch just now impacting the coast this is going to hit the heart of th
with breaking news out of los angeles. a deal to end a crippling strike at the busiest port -- one of the busiest ports in america. a walkout with a multibillion dollar impact around the country. >> 10,000 workers will be back on the job at the ports of los angeles and long beach today, which handle about half the cargo coming into the u.s. an overnight contract agreement ends an eight-day walkoff that kept billions upon billions of dollars in cargo from getting to warehouses nationwide. crucial merchandise in these days before christmas. they estimated it was about $1 billion a day that this strike was going on. >> it's over now. that's the good news out of l.a. this morning. >>> now, we turn to the battle over how to keep the nation from going over that so-called fiscal cliff. the clock is ticking now. 27 days to go. >> and president obama and congressional republicans are making plenty of sound bytes about it all. but very little progress. abc's tahman bradley has the details from washington. >> reporter: democrats and republicans remain light years apart. here's president obama
say the port wants to move their jobs overseas, and the port says that is not true. the strike could cost the ports billions in business. it's not clear if the ships headed to oakland will unload there. >> the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier has been taken out of active service. thousands of people said goodbye to the uss enterprise which was deactivated in virginia today. it's seen action in every major conflict since the cuban missile crisis. the military will remove its nuclear fuel and then scrap it for parts. >> ahead, making the holidays special for those in need. an effort kicks off to provide toys to some 3,000 bay area children this holiday season. >> and taking a live look at live doppler 7hd, tracking the third storm to hit the bay area this week. meteorologist leighkx ñ >> ama: nancy pelosi has been recognized for her work the fight against aids. she was honored during a world aids day ceremony this afternoon in golden gate park. she was recognized for he volunteer work and for helping create the memorial. the group also awarded a scholarship to a woman wh
inspected in september and that inspection found nothing wrong. >>> the port of oakland continues to get extra business this morning as a result of the continuing port strike in los angeles and long beach. clerical workers began their strike last tuesday in a contract battle, dock workers are honoring their lines and managed to shutdown most terminals at two southern california ports, latest numbers just in, this strike is creating losses estimated at one billion dollars a day. >>> the white house is waiting for the next move from congressional republicans on a solution to averting the so-called fiscal live. overnight the president released this new video calling for tax relief for working families with less than a month to go, republicans and democrats remain far apart. without a deal, nearly every american will pay more income tax between $2,000 and $20 400 for the average family. >> we are -- going over the cliff, clear they made a political calculation. >> the president and his team demanding congress allow bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans to expire. republicans h
>> next, losses from a southern california port strike are climbing into the billions. next, the big boost the dispute is giving the port of oakland. >>> stepping out for a night on the town, what nancy pelosi says the nation needs to see this holiday season from democrats and republicans. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> it is a monday, 5:11. good morning hope you had a great weekend. it is dry the rain has stopped this is the embarcadero in san francisco, no problems, you can go for an early morning jog if you would like. when is the rain going to come back? mike is keeping an eye on his forecast that in a moment. >>> pg&e workers are still out this morning trying to restore power to 2,000 bay area homes and businesses. biggest outage is not bay, 700 customers i
settlement between port of oakland and union as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers on their eighth day of a strike. poverty workers in oakland set to vote on the proposed deal tomorrow. details not being released. the port and union workers have been bargaining for 16 months. >>> former commander of a contra costa narcotics task force is expected to plead guilty to drug charges. he will admit to five federal counts, conspiracy to sell marijuana and meth, theft, robbery and civil rights violations. he was caught in a federal sting operation in february of last year with the guilty plea he faces minimum of 10 years. >>> san francisco's supervisors are set to take a final vote this afternoon to amend the building code to reduce square footage requirement for residental units the microapartments would be 220 square feet, the measure initially passed after supervisor weiner it would be for new construction only. he also agreed to captain initial round of building permits at 375 microapartments. rents are expected to go for
dispute over the price that is keeping them on dry land. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay. before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to $3 a pound. last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year crab fishermen were on strike for weeks. >>> the number of nonsmoking apartment units in san francisco may rise. today a board will hear proposal that will force landlords to designate units as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters hope demand for nonsmoking units with will pressure landlords to lower the number of smoking units. >>> this morning big changes to the bay bridge toll, work scheduled to begin on renovations on the new east span of the bay bridge scheduled to open next september. the project includes paving, restriping and facelift for the toll. the work is expected to take six months. >>> workers at the port of oakland voted to ratify new four year contract cost of living raise and signing bonus. labor and management have been bargaining since last summer. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approva
at the car port. the cars to get a sense of what they endured today. without warning and we might add, while in that car property preparing to leave, here is michelle's description. it fell two feet from her. >> i was on other side of the vehicle. and it came down, i got taken out for about 30 seconds. >> out cold? >> yes. out cold. because some debris came down and hit me. >> so. >> wow. >> i feel fortunate. >> absolutely. >> absolutely . because it's yale tiff as michelle noted this day the mayan calendar predict thed the end of the world. she says for her, it nearly was the end of the world. back live they're fixing the car port. she's worried about other tree as above the house, there are some 10 trees that have fallen and there is another on the hail above it, leaning towards the house. they don't know what they're worst of anything we saw, but we're keeping our eyes open. we're live, wayne freedman, awc 7 news. >> the storm is whipped up waves off the coast. water pounding the shore, crashing here a high surf advisory is in place but that didn't deter surfers. >> storm caused major pro
a port of oakland. officials revealed the director has agreed to retire this month, accused of running up a $4500 dinner nab a texas strip club setting off an investigation. today, the port also announced it's received repayment of funds spent on two improper expenditures. they have a set of rules including new guideline autos strong winds may be to blame for ripping a massive tree in half in oakland, it came crashing down on to a home this morning. a man didn't know what happened until police showed up. he was not hurlt. however, the tree caused thousands of dollars in damage. >> the family of singer jenni rivera holding out hope tonight she might still be alive. authorities confirmed she died láñ plane crash but in a news conference, her brother said they're a strong family, and v >> in our eyes we have faith my sister will be okay. we have no confirmation of her body being recovered. dead or alive. >> we are live with a look at how fans are remembering jenni rivera. >> right. jenni rivera performed just blocks from here in 2008. she had a huge fan base here in this south bay. includi
. >>> new rules and changes at the top after a strip club spending scandal involving port of oakland. officials relegalled -- revealed yesterday kwan has agreed to retire accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. officials say the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper expenditures and now have new rules. >>> sonoma county and concord debating issues today involving growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider proposal to limit patients to having six plants and eight ounces of dry pot per year the same as the state law currently sonoma allows 30 plans and three pounds of dry pot in concord hearing to decide whether patients should continue to be allowed to grow outdoors or move towards banning it city wide. >>> contra costa county board is set to vote today on proposed closure of four fire stations, martinez, walnut creek, we have lafayette and clayton. cuts come -- after voters rejected parcel tax for fire services on the november ballot, no firefighters will lose their jobs because the dis
. >> reporter: dr. jeffrey port of new york presbyterian hospital showed me what's supposed to happen before surgery even starts. >> we make a mark with our initials on the side of the surgery. >> reporter: the surgeon initials the correct limb. once inside the o.r., everything stops and they hold up a checklist. >> what is the procedure? does it match the consent? >> reporter: nurses should count the instruments and gauze sponges before and after surgery. and some hospitals use a new technology that dr. port pioneered. a tiny tracking chip attached to each piece of gauze. are surgeons taking this seriously? >> very seriously. >> and rich besser is here right now. so, you walk into the hospital, what's the first thing you ask? what's the first thing you do? >> reporter: well, you know, you want to make sure that your hospital is using this checklist, using this system. surgeons call these type of errors never events, because they are all totally preventable. you want to make sure your doctor is following those. >> what about taking your own magic marker and, whether it's you or whether it's
port and nearly them. they were inside. >> did you see it? >> no. >> did you hear it?. >> no. >> came down from this direction. >> the story was the worst from wet days it brought inconvenience and freeways and roads, maybe you had a chance to check out white caps. or a torrent on the creek. would you not have had to park in the rain, or walk in it or wax poetic bit. >> it's okay. better than snow. i'm from massachusetts. could with worse. you want to talk about mayan end of the sfwhorld. >> today, it almost was. >> there is fire wood new. >> i do. i'd rather get an easier way. >> especially when part of the house could qualify. tonight, they're blaming a shallow root system for being a reason the tree fell. they're looking'-ñ because there are more trees on that hill. one is leading in the wrong direction. wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. on the coast tonight, heavy flooding closed highway 1. this video shows a situation just south of t petaluma road. caltrans tells us highway will remain closed until water recedes whenever that may be. >> farther up the coast this is
was a refuge for sailors, rumor has it it remains a old haunt, final port of call for tormented souls. >> a lot of people have been experiencing paranormal activity in this building, security officer, staff. >> you think it's a shadow but after a while you think that wasn't a shadow. >> reporter: donald patrolled here as a security officer more than a decade. do you believe this staff? >> yeah, i believe almost anything they tell me. >> reporter: anywhere that you wouldn't go by yourself when it's dark? >> the major's house. >> reporter: which is where i find myself as night falls. going to the matron's house, where it's been documentsed that a murder actually took place. remember that sound we heard? we head to the attic to explore. >> hello? is there anybody up here? >> what we'll usually do is leave one person up here. do you want to do it? >> reporter: i'll do it. should i say some last words to my camera? if that weren't spooky enough, time has never ticked so slowly in all my life. it took me the first few minutes just to muster this. >> is there anyone in here? >> reporter: i'm mentally
of crab is keeping fishermen on dry ground. more than 100 boats are starting in port in san francisco half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are now paying $1.80. last year they were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> breaking news in oakland, police officer is injured by a hit-and-run driver, fortunately those injuries are minor. incredible story. >>> we'll check in with amy hollyfield in just a minute. san francisco police believe they've crack add electronic fencing ring and -- cracked an electronic fencing ring and may have some of your stuff. >>> police are looking for a driver who hit one of their own. >> amy hollyfield is live at the scene in the 600 block of washington street. what happened? >> reporter:
. the shipment worth $18,000 was seize ted ports of los angeles and long beach. california consumer advocates say the toys contain toxic chemicals used to make rubber and plastics. >> is there always the most sunday send -- sunday send table because tad hers put everything in their mouth. >> ama: the toxic chemical has been linked to birth defects, asthma, and adhd. >> in just a few minutes a minimum nora lighting will take in san francisco to mark the beginning of hanukkah. another is sed scheduled in union square. the lighting semis will continue each day until december 15th. it's been a holiday tradition in union square since 1975. the first candle is lit to commemorate the victory of a small ban of fighters over the syrian army. >> a dining experience led women to be embarrassed. >> and a chilly night across the bay area. as we take a live look outside. we'll check in with meteorologist leigh glaser to meteorologist leigh glaser to find out if you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cous
of crab. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to sell crab for $3 a pound. at one point last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> still ahead, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. >>> new report says china will soon out-rank the u.s. as leading economic power. china's economy growing at healthier pace forecasts by 2030, asia will surpass north america and europe combined of global power based on gross domestic product growth, investment in technology. >>> president obama will make his first comments later today in detroit on his one-on-one talks at the white house yesterday with h
the port of oakland but you can't because of the light rain. best radar returns are still around from the east bay dumbarton bridge down to the santa cruz mountains. but we still have light rain everywhere when you get these strato form rains and they tend to be low to the ground. 84 going from about union city all the way back to close to the sunol grade. that is where we're seeing wet weather. heading down and just to the south of dumbarton, heading to 237 back to milpitas, getting better chances of rain there. also around page mill road. as we look at the big picture and put it into motion, more radar returns up to the north. that is the cold front. so steady rain this morning. cold front moves through this afternoon with a stray shower. temperatures very mild out ahead of the cold front. we're in the warm corridor and that is why we're getting light duration rain. low to mid-50s and monterey bay around 57. rain in the morning and few scattered showers in the afternoon hours. this is going to usher in some cold air once again. it will be frosty tonight but more so wednesday morning
getting ready to leave her house this morning here is where the tree crashed through the car port there. is damage to the roof and cars underneath. the woman about to get into the car. the tree fell with, out warning missing her just by two feet. >> i was on the other side of the vehicle. and it came down skpismt got taken out about 30 seconds. and i was out, cold. debris from the roof came down and hit me. >> she checked out okay. >> that is scary. well, wind, rain, high surf making for dangerous conditions on our coastline. abc 7 news is live in pacifica tonight with a look at what's happening near ogsz. john? omí some spectacular waves in progress now.tacular waves in you can see how pacifica is. national weather service warning people to stay away from water but some people dangerous waves crashing ot it was time to surf. one guy made it farther out, but never caught a wave. >> waves mairgz today. >> we're trying to imagineuj: what it would be like surfing today. you're probably killing yourself. ñ brutal on land, too. >> people make their living off the sea are not taking risks
shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach. following all night talks both sides agreed to early federal mediation. >> i'm more optimistic. there is movement being made on both sides. >> that strike is costing u.s. economy estimated $1pgañ billion per day in lost trades. truckers honoring ticket lines. clerical union says the únf$wguz is jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering 600 clerksz lifetime job security. >> former command yefr a task force is pleading guilty. the attorney tells axe bc 7 news the client will admit to five counts tomorrow in oakland, welsh is accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockers trying to sell drugs on the streets. he was caught in a sting operation in february, last year with guilty plea, he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. >> santa clara county board president wril have to immediately pay back nearly $13,000 after using his taxpayer funded credit cards for personal expenses. our media partner has obtained a scathing internal audit revealing supervisor wrapped up $36,000 in questionable charges in taking office in 2009.
haskell street. employees say they couldn't tell how fast the driver was going. >> the ports of los angeles and long beach are open again this afternoon. >> workers reached an agreement with the 14 shipping cost estimated billion dollars per day. the clerk as agreed on a pack. >> the targ yoit moved throughout the supply chain. give everybody those presents. they're looking for it in the stores. >> the ports of long beach and los angeles handle a full 44% of the ship traffic. it should take about two weeks for tofrg get back to normal. >> california election results will not be official until a week from friday. registrars have until last night to finish counting ballots. many were mailed in. some arriving at the last minute. the process takes a weekend and one southern california assembly race wasn't decided until just three days ago. >> remarkable. a crowd beginning to gather in just over an hour. the christmas tree lighting will be on west steps of the state capitol this, year's tree, 50 foot white fir from the redding area. it's the first capitol christmas tree from a state fore
, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma a
. >>> weather is the only thing keeping the late steve jobs' yacht from leaving port in a.m. dam. until now it had -- amsterdam. until now it had been impounded by the ship's designer who claim the estate owed him money. the estate paid to resolve that dispute. the yacht will likely stay in port because of weather. the 127 million dollar vessel is headed for california. >>> crab fishermen authority of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. california department of fish and game has moved back the start of the season to january 15th. the season was supposed to begin at start of december for men seen know county and points north. fish -- fish and game says the crab has not yet developed enough meat. >>> 5:17. we want to keep an eye on what is a not storm today, just today. >> we get a break today. >> is that an official weather term, a not storm? >> yes,, okay. >> thanks for pretending along. >> yes, if katie says so, it is to be. is what i was told. good morning, from sutro tower you can see it is quiet across san francisco towards the east bay hills. cloud cover no rain
ratings are dropping. >> retail industry is keeping"g÷ a close eye on port along the east coast.&ú8uq here's ellen with the bloomberg business report. >>> christmas tree and lights may still be up, retailers are gearing up for spring it is their most lucrative time of the year as customers stock+g5 possible strike looming at more than a dozen ports 15,000 workers potentially ready to walk off the job, cuts off apparel makers a lot at stake so many chains get their shipments from overseas. apple may be a favorite among consumers but not customer satisfaction with the website. research finding apple's customer satisfaction dropping from last year. the company introduced more must-have products during the holiday season, so making the site harder to navigate. amazon takes the crown, new record high in the study, sells everything from consumer electronics to food to clothes. at the new york stock exchange, i'm ellen brightman with the bloomberg business report. >>> time for a check of the weather.j(iiñ >>> rain today, won't be a steady stream inkind of intermittent. >> yes, i'm -- i'm sorry y
. treated and released officers were hit. >> a strike that threatened to shut down east coast ports this weekend has been avoided. the long shoreman union agreed to extend the contract 30 days while negotiations continue on a collective bargaining agreement. the current contract was set to expire sunday morning. a strike could wo havei]+&÷ affected 40% of u.s. ports on the west coast are not involved in this. >> human rights activists denouncing vladimir putin's signing of a law banning americans from adopting russian children saying orphans have become small change in a political game. the latest on this emotional story for hundreds of you us parents. official friday morning signing a fwoil prevent american families from adopting russian observe yanz. it's breaking the hearts of american couples in the process of becoming parents. many children have special needs. brit and jamie were trying to adopt a russian baby with down syndrome. the law stopped him from leaving russia. >> it's unbelievable that that is where you're at this, little boy we consider one of our children, already.
. a deal has been struck to end an eight-day strike in the port system, the largest in the nation. the port of los angeles and long beach, california. the strike was costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day because it prevented shippers from delivering cargo to stores and other businesses. 40% of all goods shipped into the country come through those ports. union workers there were protesting the outsourcing of jobs. there's no word, yet, on the terms of the deal struck. >>> and speaking of the economy, there's important news for anyone who owns a home or is looking to buy. prices, skyrocketing to levels we have not seen in years. and "weekend gma" anchor bianna golodryga is here with the latest. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. important news and good news. everyone's been waiting for the housing market to take off since the collapse in 2008. now, we're learning that home prices jumped 6.3% in october, compared to the same time last year. that's the biggest year-to-year gain since 2006. now, prices rose in 45 states, led by a 21% jump in arizona and a
to the hospital and that person is in critical condition. >> port of oakland continues to get extra business today. the strike is creating losses estimated at $1 billion. clerical workers began the strike on tuesday in a contract battle. dock workers honoring picket lines managing to shut down most of the terminal autos california swril to keep waiting for the supreme court decision on same-sex marriage. >> this voter approved ban, the court put the case on the agenda for friday. east bay declined to review the decision leaving a lower court's decision intact, legalizing gay marriage in california. the court could decide to take up the legal controversy with a ruling expected by the end of june. >> a lot more to bring you tonight. still ahead at 4:00 is the iphone 5 proving to be a success for apple? may be bigger than first thought. >> prince women yim's life rushed to the hospital. >> and taking a look at live doppler p hd radar. clear now, but more showers heading our way. radar has been busy last 24 hours or so. spencer will let us know when the rain is coming in the accu-weather forecast. >>
shipped overseas. the port says it's offering clerks lifetime job security. >> let's go to job security. state lawmakers deciding how to dole out money to help schools become more energy efficient. and what's happening now that prop 39 is lone. >> we want to be first in line. >> the principal is pleading his case to give the campus some of the new retro fit money. 7% of the public schools are more than 25 years old and in need of the funding badry. >> if we can look at energy efficiently, you're having savings year over year. and will have more money. >> more than 10,000 public schools together spent $700 million a year on energy. that is how much they spent on supplies. thanks to vote who approved proposition 39 last month, disadvantaged schools will be able to pay for energy retro fits of the proposition 39 closes a loophole that mostly benefited out of state corporations. it's a funding boost for the state. half goes to general fund. other half to energy needs of schools. >> that old putty around the windows. >> or single paned window autos kids go from classroom to classroom, they e
. >> christmas toys from china with tox craig levels of chemicals will remain under lock and key. port authorities seized a shipment an the toys were determined unsafe. the christmas figures, including a load of plastic ducks in santa suits were found to have access levels of a chemical used to mike vinyl and plastics. >>> controversy is brewing at the state capitol over repairs made to legislators cars just as the government pulled the plug on the free ride. here's the story. reporter: state lawmakers no longer get vehicles as part of their compensation. they're now reimbursed per mile like most workers in the private sector for any business-related trips. but the compensation commission said the car perks had to end. california was the only state iy the country providing vehicles for politicians while deep budget cuts were happening. a new "associated press" analysis, though, found in the months leading up to surrendering their cars a year ago, several lawmakers had extensive repairs done on taxpayer money. some were routine maintenance work, others upgraded their gps systems, had th
association in san francisco to discuss a dispute over the price of crabs. >> boats have been in port since wednesday. the fresh crab almost impossible to find. at one point the price dropped because of a plentiful supply. >> and today, bidders taking over what is left of hostess to step forward. hostess claimed claiming operators have been crippled by a baker's strike. hostess faces criticism after bankruptcy court documents show it used employee pension wages to stay afloat. >> not to worry. someone will make twinkies out there. >> looks that way. yes. >> noted, twinkie fan, spencer christian. >> no twinge yeenees in this temple. no. no. another sunny, mild day in a row two. in a row. you can see a little bit of an increase from n.clouds tonight. right now, sunny skies, temperatures on the mild side. 67 in fremont. we've got low to mid-60s around the bay area, here is what is coming our way this evening. increase in clouds and some patchy fog developing tonight. gets chillier tomorrow morning partly cloudy skies, temperatures from upper 30s to upper 40s near the coast. into afternoon, par
past emeryville, port of oakland to san francisco, clear, crisp air, live doppler spins and picks up clear air this morning. this time tomorrow, going to start seeing rain in the north bay. one day reprieve from this active pattern. here's a look at temperatures, only reporting station inland is not in the 30s is antioch at 40 within. san francisco 45. san -- san jose 39. mid to upper 30s monterey bay and inland. today partly cloudy, cool and dry, no need for the wet weather gear. tomorrow and saturday, absolutely. more chances of utilizing that next week. low to mid 50s today from 52 concord, 56 oakland, fremont, palo alto, santa rosa, 55 in san francisco and san jose, sunny monterey temperatures inland from 54 to 56°. cold tonight, 30s inland, a few 30s, fremont, palo alto, clouds on the increase through the morning. light rain starting to develop early during tomorrow's morning commute in the north bay, we get a reprieve today yesterday's wet weather maker wreaking havoc in southern california. unsettled cold flow coming from alaska, 4:00 tomorrow morning by 7:00 all of us except
in shape. >>> welcome back. port of oakland towards san francisco around at&t 80 to daly city, colma, moderate shower now. castro valley moderate shower also sliding down across the dumbarton bridge towards redwood city woodside towards los altos, palo alto and going to make night mountain view and into san jose. a few more scattered showers to the authority, sliding to the southeast. today we are going to have waves of light to moderate showers temperatures in the low to mid 50s. >>> lots of rain in the bay area lots of snow in the sierra, chain requirements live shot of tate, truckee scales, snow on the -- road piled up on the side of the road great for skiers not good for drivers now if you are headed there patience and flexible schedule is key as well as chains and/or four wheel drive. closer to home, mass transit delays, caltrain southbound train delay due to mechanical problems, ace 1 delay into san jose with mechanical problems bart is on time. accident north 680 at mckey. >>> 6:11. san francisco city officials could soon pay workers to take care of themselveses away to save o
of the week. >> in the bad. >> time now for ports sports. >> this is a pretty big news. robert the ghost gurero worked for an opportunity like this. cross t's biggest bout >>> good evening, a source tells me a megafight is close to a done deal. here is what i know. fight would take place in las all likelihood this would be a he vechblt it would be the biggest pay day for gurero, the current champ after pummeling of barto in october. they have pursued this fight. he told me he thinks he's earned it. that he thinks he could win it. he's good enough stob the starter. the head coach back tracking from a statement sunday after the team lost to carolina. today told the media prior will snart san diego for a season fin nauly sunday. this is as much as an indictment on linered this, will be the first nfl start. listed as inactive. >> i'm anxious to see him plaichl i want to see him relax. play the game of football the way it's supposed to be played. i want to see us being able to get in and out of the hole and the operation smooth, running of>!bs then, make sure he makes good decisions. protect
county fired about 50 shots in a parking lot in an up skate new port beach shopping mall. someone captured the gun fire on home video. >> no one was injured and police raised a 42-year-old man while an outdoor mall went into lock down. it is not clear why he was shooting his gun in the air but police reacted quickly in the wake of the connecticut school tragedy. >>> you may have heard about governor jerry brown's nixing of the contract it is a renewal of the pricey deal. the chronicle reports over the last four years they spent $8 million on public relations much of it going to the same consultants. the communications team was billing the state at rates topping out at $160 an hour for each member. they put together two web sites and conducted media tours of the new pbay bridge project. they want to build a new job center but the plan to pay for it is a sellout for the community. that is because the money would come from revenues generated by a billboard another the toll plaza. >> time right now is 5:34 the founder of domino's pizza. they are looking at mandatory contraception cove
of the body. and 20 times we do the wrong operation. >> reporter: dr. jeffrey port of new york presbyterian hospital showed me what is supposed to happen before surgery even starts. >> make a mark with our initials on the side of the surgery. >> reporter: the surgeon initials the correct limb. once inside the o.r., everything stops and they hold up a checklist. nurses should count the instruments and gauze sponges before and after surgery. and some hospitals use a new technology that dr. port pioneered. a tiny tracking chip attached to each piece of gauze. are surgeons taking this seriously? >> very seriously. >> reporter: if you have to have elective surgery, there are a couple things you can do to lower the chance you're going to suffer from a surgical error. first, go online and look at your hospital's error rate. you want one where that rate is very, very low. then talk to your surgeon and say, do you use that checklist that lived so many lives? if they do, that's the doctor you want to stay with. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> that's eye opening. >> i know. >> you go in to
the strike that crippled two of the nation's largest ports. >>> new expansion plans just
to fail to realize now dangerous it still was. >>> dispute over the price of crab keeping boats in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are paying $1.80. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> 5:57. it is raiders day on abc 7 fans are already pumped up. >>> watery mess in san francisco causing problems for commuters right now. why the driver who hit this hydrant is in jail this morning. >>> he did having news in east bay deputies found a body alongside i-680. we are live at the scene. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> just but 6:00 on this thursday good morning thanks for waking up early and joining us
are stepping up here. >> the group is concerned about getting back social security cards and pass ports that belong to the chaperone. >> it's an unfortunate situation. >> let's take a look at the weekend forecast. >> there is no wayne in the forecast. we have a cloud-free sky right now. some areas of thin, high clouds, just scatter area around the bay area, low 60s in other locations. and it's a mild afternoon. taking a look at this afternoon, it will be chilly, clear skies and getting cold early morning lows from mid-30s to mid-40s in the there could be patches of fog tomorrow, by afternoon, sunny, mild and 60s on the coast. up to 60s to mid-70s -- 60s inland and milder whether coming up. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up later. >> thank you. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 the man dubbed the toughest sheriff in america takes aim at a letter writing campaign against him. >> what traffic officials want installed in new cars and truck that's would make them more like commercial airplane autos michael finney taking questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here
china with tox craig levels of chemicals will remain under lock and key. port authorities seized a shipment an the toys were determined unsafe. the christmas figures, including a load of plastic ducks in santa suits were found to have access levels of a chemical used to mike vinyl and plastics. >>> controversy is brewing at the state capitol over repairs made to legislators cars just as the government pulled the plug on the free ride. here's the story. reporter: state lawmakers no longer get vehicles as part of their compensation. they're now reimbursed per mile like most workers in the private sector for any business-related trips. but the compensation commission said the car perks had to end. california was the only state in the country providing vehicles for politicians while deep budget cuts were happening. a new "associated press" analysis, though, found in the months leading up to surrendering their cars a year ago, several lawmakers had extensive repairs done on taxpayer money. some were routine maintenance work, others upgraded their gps systems, had the brakes replaced o
people treated at the scene no one wanted to be france ported so they were all treated and released. it went away. >> no word on what caused the ness den. >>> the man who is charged with the missing morgan hill teenager is scheduled to return to court tomorrow to face additional kidnapping charges. they are connected to three 2009 incidents investigators say happen when they say mr. torres was 17 years old. one involved a stun gun. torres was arrested in may for the murder based on dna evidence. last night a fundraiser was held to support ongoing efforts to find her. the ice skate event took place at sharks ice. organizers are still holding out hope for lamar's safe return. she vanished back on march 16th while walking from home to her school bus stop. >>> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student lee will be sentenced tomorrow. the sentence will require her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an alameda county jury quirked her of first-degree murder. the nursing student went missing in may of last year and then her body was found in a remote canyon. prose
the kids out to play. >> -- good morning. 6:17. looking from roof cam towards the port of oakland, gorgeous sunrise, i'll put it on my facebook page. live doppler 7 hd, radar and satellite superimposed on one graphic don't see much in the way of cloud cover until you get to the lower left of the screen nothing in the way of radar returns very dry out there this morning thanks to offshore wind that is keeping oakland at 60°, in our valleys, winds not as prevalent, 39 in santa rosa and fairfield, a lot of 40s inland to the santa clara valley, san jose 46, los gatos 47 around the bay low to mid 50s even half moon bay 59° right now. mid to upper 40s most of the monterey bay and inland gilroy 39°. this afternoon sunny, warmest afternoon this week within a few degrees of record highs. light rains possible tuesday night into wednesday, going to happen, much cooler on back side of that system wednesday through sunday. south bay san jose going to warm up to 66° los gatos warm and spot, redwood city and san mateo 64, half moon bay 65, 63 daly city south san francisco and downtown san francisco. n
a note from christine smith in lake ported, a tweet from her, it's cloudy but no rain. temperatures in the 40s in inland valleys. low 50s and how rain is going in two spurts and chaps of sprinkles this morning. chance of a scattered shower and better chance on sunday. >> a little busier at bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights. you can see the fastrak are a whizzing on by. first reports of a stall 680 at south myz blocking the off-ramp in the oakland area. a look at your drive out of antioch is slowing as you make your way towards hillcrest. just about 20 minute drive. >>> new this morning, the senate is turning its attention to a $60 billion disaster aid package for super storm sandy victims. they will debate the bill on monday but republicans are looking at a smaller package to cover immediate needs. they are waiting for more detailed evidence for damage on additional spending. new york city teachers' union are pledging a billion dollars to help repair roads and bridges and other damaged infrastructure. >> if you are an early riser to get the work out, it may be best in the af
lake ported. >> i think you need chain controls if you are going up to tahoe. >> tahoe winter storm warning it's heavy this morning. you need chains if you are heading up that way. they will get a break tuesday and wednesday and then heavy snow while we're getting the heavy rain for thursday. good morning. 5:17 on the dot and coming out crossing a wet golden gate bridge as you come into san francisco. let's take a look at live doppler 7-hd. best radar returns over in napa and solano, they are blue. let's focus in on the green which is normally some heavier rain or stronger radar returns. you see along mission boulevard, heading over to sunol grade and pleasanton and livermore is where we're seeing the best radar returns and also on 238 coming across hayward this morning. there is the latest update. you can see it heading over to calavares road and piedmont road. you can see those areas wet along with alum rock. steady rain through the morning hours and scattered, light showers during the afternoon hours. temperatures are very mild this morning. heading out it's coolest. concord, 52
'll go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange coming up next. >>> each port of oakland reporting 32° now frost in a lot of areas except san francisco where coolest temperature 37° forest hill area. sunshine, high clouds, low to mid 50s today. doppler across the state quiet now if you are heading north we had the black ice this morning, rain and higher elevation snow around eureka, crescent city and mount shasta during the afternoon. socal upper -- [ unintelligible ] see rather quiet now. today or tomorrow good -- sierra is quiet now if you can get there today or tomorrow good. >>> breaking news, we've just learned that robert bork has died, a legal scholar best known for being nominated to the supreme court by president reagan in 1987 that nomination failed. he's also known for his role in the saturday night massacre during the nixon administrator when he fired cox and the attorney general of the u.s. would not and resigned in protest robert bork was 84-years-old. >>> more on the school tragedy in connecticut, two hours from now, president obama is scheduled to hold a
and destroyed this apartment on bridge port court in san jose. >> people were trapped inside. our crews went into rescue mode, combating hire fire conditions. >> a person behind the complex called 911. down the hall this man saw the fire, evacuated his own family and called for help, worried that his neighbors were trapped. >> i hear leads cry. i'm scared because i don't know if somebody is inside or not. >> a quick response kept the fire from spreading to other apartments and other buildings in the large apartment complex and also saved lives. >> our emf evaluated maybe up to seven or eight people. three were transported, including a police officer who made entry into the doorway of the residence and pulled one of the residents out. >> the three remain being treated for smoke inhalation. working to pinpoint what caused the deadly blaze. >> firefighters don't like the loss of life in fires. that's one of the things that saddens us, particularly during the holiday season. we will try to determine what caused the fire and how to prevent it in the future. >> fifty-six neighbors have been displa
going to be thatbuh:nt looking from our roof cam towards the port of oakland, beautiful. live doppler reinforce how dry the air is not even clouds, high clouds caught in upper parts of the atmosphere makes for a beautiful night, moon halo is fascinating to see the moonlight shining through those ice crystals. you should dress for the 30s everywhere except fremont 42, oakland 43. 40 in antioch. monterey bay frosty in gilroy, close salinas, watsonville and santa cruz, 39h4rbñ warm spot in monterey. this forecast cycle, mostly sunny, close to seasonal temperatures. frost the next couple of nights even away from the bay shoreline, we could have frost and extended dry period now upon us. temperatures close to seasonal within two degrees in concord and oakland, san francisco should be 57, san jose should be 60, five degrees shy of that. sunrise 7:25 will set 5:01, low to mid 50s today, mostly sunny, as you head to the monterey bay, low to mid 50s, mainly mid 50s inland, high clouds mixing with the sun from time to time. tonight 11:00, 34 to 44 in san francisco. mostly clear conditions from
the cargo moving in those busy sea ports are threatening to go on strike. a walkout would close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been working without a contract since september. as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it for a refund. >>> a florida dad is angry after the christmas present he bought at a pawnshop for his teenage daughter had some x-rated extras. turns out the tablet george sanchez purchased was loaded with hard core porn. computer experts tried to delete the images, but they were unable to restore it to factory settings. the pawnshop says it was sold as is and no returns. i wo
in the contract for workers at port of los angeles. they walked off the job eight days ago after working without a contract for two years. the strike crippled the complex, which is the nation's largest, and prevented delivery of cargo to wear houses throughout the country. no specific details yet on the agreement. >>> in other news, there are some new, great signs the economy is rebounding. home sales have shot up big time, in fact. abc's david muir looks at what is behind the real estate turnaround. >> reporter: call it an early christmas gift for millions of americans who own homes. new signs home values are finally on the rise again. the biggest spike in arizona where home prices are up more than 21%. >> this is quite a streak. >> reporter: you will remember our drive-through, the neighborhood outside phoenix, ground zero, for the housing crash five years ago, foreclosed, for sale, for rent. 130 homes for sale in the one neighborhood alone. sharon was trying to sell them. what did they buy their home for? >> $308,000. >> reporter: what is it listed at now? >> $130,000. >> $130,000. >> reporte
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